(1) A person affected by a reviewable decision may apply to have the decision reviewed by the agency or Minister dealing with the application.
1 Reviewable decision is defined in schedule 5.
2 It is not necessary to have an internal review before applying for an external review under part 9.
3 An internal review application may be dealt with under a delegation or direction. See sections 30 and 31.
(2) On an internal review of a decision, the reviewer must make a new decision as if the reviewable decision had not been made.
(3) An internal review application must not be decided by—
(a) the person who made the reviewable decision; or
(b) a person who is less senior than that person.
(4) Subsection (3) applies despite the Acts Interpretation Act 1954 (Qld) section 27A.